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Apple Introduces New iPad For Students

Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPad for students at the education event in Chicago two days ago. This iPad features a multiuser enabled support and has an updated software suite which includes new versions of pages and numbers.

Surprisingly, it is much cheaper than the mini 4 and comes with a 9.7-inch iPad coupled with Apple’s pencil support. Its added features include a Touch ID, an HD FaceTime camera, an 8-megapixel rear camera, LTE option and an A10 chip, updated versions of pages, numbers and a battery life of 10 hours.

“This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing.

Greg Joswiak also revealed that there are over 200,000 apps made for education and the new iPad supports the Apple Pencil stylus. Apple originally launched the Pencil stylus nearly two years ago but it was made for the more expensive iPad Pro model and was sold separately. Although the stylus will still be sold separately on this new iPad, it has been configured to work on this cheaper student model.

To support education and help students, the price of the new iPad varies. For students, it will be sold for $299 (N107, 640) while consumers can get it at a rate of $329 (N118,440). Apple’s optional pencils also sell for $89 (N32,040) and consumers, $99 (N35,640).
This new iPad is $70 (N25,200) less than the new iPad Mini 4 which has an A8 chip. Also, with the Apple SIM, users will be able to “connect to wireless data plans” from their device.

It comes in three varieties: silver, space grey and a gold finish.

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